Saturday, April 14, 2012

Black Bean Soup

I really LOVE black bean anything!  "Recent research has shown that black beans provide special support for digestive tract health, and particularly our colon."   Last week we had a tasty black bean soup, made from scratch, very cheap and easy to make.  If you buy canned black beans the prep would go quicker, but I picked up dried beans and decided at 2pm I wanted this soup for dinner.  They cooked very quickly and we were able to enjoy it 3 hours later. They surprising ingredient in this soup is the juice from half an orange.  Never would have thought to add that, but it makes SUCH a difference!   I got the original recipe I stick to pretty close to at:  Hurry Up Black Bean Soup

3 Tablespoons Grapeseed Oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
14 ounce can diced tomatoes
Juice of 1/2 orange
16 ounce bag of dried black beans, cooked (follow directions on bag)
3 cups chicken broth, I just eyeball it till the beans are just covered
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook the dried black beans.  Sautee the onions and garlic in the oil.  Once the onions are translucent, add the seasonings, tomatoes, squeezed orange juice, cooked black beans & pour chicken broth till beans are just covered & salt and pepper.  Cook over medium-high heat until just reduced.  Serve with sliced avocados, sour cream, cheese, tortilla chips & salsa.  ENJOY!!

1 comment:

  1. That looks great, although I may be the only one from my family who thinks so. ;)


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